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mourners are gathering. they are celebrating the life of south africa's first democratically elected president. you looking at the scene. a man who became a towering symbol for civil rights for strength, for unity. >> days to come, we will bring you extensive coverage, detailed coverage of his life, president obama spoke about mandela minutes after his death was announced, here is what he said. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us to be the example he set, to make decisions guarded not by haste, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make. strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. >> . >> right now let's pause and give thanks the r the fact that nelson mandela lived, a pan who took history, in his hands. bent the arc of the moral universes towards justice, may god bless his memory, and keep him at peace. >> the president of the united states, again, live pictures in outside nelson mandela's home tonight, and here in new york, a live picture of the apollo theater, the same the venue in harlem, tonight the mar
is there to cover those events. official memorials began tuesday for mandela, who in 1994 election brought an end to ray par tide. soon after, exports rose and living conditions improved for millions, but the broing economy left behind huge parts of the south african population, and the most troubling trend involved income and equality. two divide between rich and poor has increased. two problem is particularly bad in predominately black communities like alexandar township, where mandela once lived. it underscores the challenges facing the largest economy. here is ali valshi now with more. >> this is alexandra township, one of the townships surrounding johannesburg. it is where blacks had to live because they couldn't live in the city limits. a t a lot of the people that live here work nearby. that's the promise of the new south africa, those are single family homes built by the government as promised since the aend of apartheid, they have power, you can't see them that clearly, but they have water tanks the streets have electricity, they are paved, that's the promise, this is the unfulfilled pro
oppressive regimes the world has ever known. he became south africa's first elected president. he gave black south africans the dignity of legal equality. no one person can up end economic injustices. the middle class is nowhere near big enough to finance the government's effort toss overall education and healthcare and infrastructure. the poor are getting poorer, and believe it or not there are more of them. unrest bubbles jest below the surface, some how south africa is a beacon of freedom. it reminds me of america. i'm ali velshi. thanks for joining us. >> remembering nelson mandela. personal memories of the late south african president. >> you're in the stream. mandela, rebel, terrorist, icon, can his legacy be reduced to buzz words and quotes. as the world celebrates the man how will he be remembered in the years to come. >> lisa fletcher is away, but we have our man julio, we can talk about this all day. >> we have been talking about it. >> we're still processing it. you told
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. nelson mandela finally walked out of prison to thunderous applause. four years later, he was elected south africa's first black president. he game a symbol of hope and freedom for the world. let's examine the man behind the status.
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